Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) an orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg)
  2. (noun, object) a thin sliver of wood
  3. (verb, body) support with a splint

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Alternate forms of Splint

Derivations: splint

Hypernyms: care for, mechanical device, paring, shaving, sliver, treat

Origin of the word Splint

  1. c.1300, "plate of armor," probably from M.L.G. splinte, splente "thin piece of iron," related to M.Du. splinte "splint," probably ult. from PIE *(s)plei- "to split, splice" (see flint). Cognate with Dan. splint "splinter," Swed. splint "wooden peg, wedge." Meaning "slender flexible slip of wood" is recorded from early 14c.; specific surgical s… more

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Words that sound like Splint

saw palmetto, sheep plant, sibilant, splendid, sublimate, sublimated, sublimed, sublimity, supplant, supplement, suppliant

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